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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announces he is leaving politics

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announces he is leaving politics

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil unexpectedly announced his departure from politics Thursday, saying he stayed on the job longer than planned because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate shifts rules for Don Meredith victim compensation process

Senate shifts rules for Don Meredith victim compensation process

OTTAWA — The Senate says harassment victims of disgraced former senator Don Meredith can now have lawyers present when speaking to an independent evaluator hired to determine potential compensation for them, and also that their legal costs might be c
A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

A timeline of the controversy around WE, the Liberals and a student program

OTTAWA — A timeline of events regarding the Canada Student Service Grant program, based on public documents, events and statements from cabinet ministers, government officials, and WE Charity: March 6, 2020: WE Charity staff prepare a concept paper o
Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

HALIFAX — Georges Island, a small but historic chunk of land in the middle of Halifax harbour, has long been off limits to tourists — even though it has been a national historic site since 1965.
Supreme Court to hear case of Hamilton-area man who killed would-be car thief

Supreme Court to hear case of Hamilton-area man who killed would-be car thief

TORONTO — A Hamilton-area homeowner who gunned down a would-be car thief seconds after confronting him in the dead of night succeeded on Thursday in getting the country's top court to hear his case.
Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

OTTAWA — A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding.
Documents on WE affair and Kashmir clampdown: In The News for Aug. 6

Documents on WE affair and Kashmir clampdown: In The News for Aug. 6

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 6. What we are watching in Canada ...
Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians look for ways to help while grappling with Beirut tragedy

Lebanese-Canadians who watched in horror as an explosion tore through Beirut turned their attention to helping their homeland on Wednesday, even as they struggled to process their grief at the tragedy.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 5

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 5

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:25 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2020: There are 118,187 confirmed cases in Canada.
Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

OTTAWA — British Columbia's transport minister made an official plea to her federal counterpart Wednesday to quickly make airlines provide more details on travellers to aid contact tracing efforts that could help slow the spread of the novel coronavi